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The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform™ VM blends enterprise-class functionality with a smaller footprint to meet the business needs of entry level enterprises and fast growing mid-sized organizations, while supporting distributed or departmental applications in large enterprises.

Now, smaller organizations can enjoy the same benefits as large enterprises in deploying and managing their storage infrastructure in a way never possible before. The Universal Storage Platform VM, powered by the Hitachi Universal Star Network™ crossbar switch architecture, delivers proven and innovative controller-based virtualization, logical partitioning and universal replication for open systems and mainframe environments in a rack mounted storage services platform.

The industry's highest reliability and availability storage solution is backed by a set of storage and data services that include thin provisioning with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, application centric storage management and logical partitioning, as well as simplified, unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems.

An integral component of the Hitachi Services Oriented Storage Solutions architecture, the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM provides the foundation for matching application requirements to different classes of storage. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM packages and delivers critical services such as:

  • Virtualization of storage from Hitachi and other vendors into one pool
  • Thin provisioning through Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning for nondisruptive volume expansion
  • Security services, business continuity services and content management services
  • Load balancing to improve application performance
  • Nondisruptive dynamic data migration from Hitachi and other storage systems

Services Oriented Storage Solutions enable IT organizations to present business clients with a menu of storage attributes (such as performance, availability, cost and security) and charge for those services based on the client's selection. Services Oriented Storage Solutions can lower costs, extend lifetime value and simplify management activities. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM lets you deploy applications within a new framework, fully leverage—and add value to—current investments, and more closely align IT to your business objectives.




Brocade SAN switches are designed to meet the performance, availability, scalability, and energy efficiency requirements of organizations managing today's Storage Area Networks (SANs). Backed by Brocade expertise, Brocade switches help organizations optimize storage networking resources to meet the most demanding requirements–ensuring high resource utilization, simplified management, and unmatched fabric scalability.

Industry-leading Brocade switches are the foundation for connecting servers and storage devices in SANs, enabling organizations to access and share data in a high-performance, manageable, and scalable manner.

Flexible and Easy to Use

Brocade standalone switch models offer flexible configurations ranging from 8 to 80 ports, and can function as core or edge switches, depending upon business requirements.

With native E_Port interoperability across Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) and M-Enterprise OS (M-EOS) devices and fabrics, Brocade switches connect to the vast majority of fabrics in operation today, allowing organizations to seamlessly integrate and scale their existing SAN infrastructures. Moreover, Brocade switches are backed by FOS and M-EOS engineering, test, and support expertise to provide reliable operation in mixed fabrics.

Brocade Embedded Switches

Blade servers and Fibre Channel SANs maximize the benefits from server consolidation and virtualization. Brocade is the leading provider and innovator of embedded Fibre Channel switches for blade servers. They simplify SAN connectivity, maximize performance and availability, and minimize infrastructure costs.